Sunday, December 30, 2012
Political Stooge of 2012: Pierre Poilievre
To be perfectly honest, I struggled with this. Here's Pierre Poilievre repeating talking points ad nauseam without a hint of even considering answering the reporter's question.
So it should be a slam dunk. Game over! Pierre Poilievre is the stooge of 2012!
Here's Maxime Bernier repeating boilerplate talking points, some of which are deliberately false statements, which reduces him from Cabinet Minister to little more than a trained monkey.
What about Dean Del Mastro repeating 8 times in one sitting of Question Period that campaign irregularities against his party are nothing more than "baseless smears" when, beyond the allegations of robocall fraud, reached his own campaign in the form of $21,000 personal cheques.
What of Jacques Gourde going hog wild when accusing the NDP of wanting to impose a carbon tax.
Can we forget Julian Fantino touting the F-35 as the greatest airplane ever built to the point of questioning the patriotism of those that don't support the purchase only to do a complete 180 degree turn?
So what clinched it for Pierre? What made him the winner among such deserving candidates?
It may be my imagination but no one relishes being a stooge quite as much as Pierre Poilievre. No one is quite as proud of repeating talking points as much as Pierre Poilievre. No one is happier to mislead Canadians as much as Pierre Poilievre.
And that is how Pierre Poilievre has earned to right to be the political stooge of 2012.